Weber County GOP votes to censure Sen. Romney for voting to convict Trump

The resolution passes 116-97 after a similar measure was recently voted down by the Utah GOP.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mitt Romney faced a hostile crowd during the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021, where he was booed by Republican delegates numbering more than 1,900.

The Weber County GOP voted to censure Sen. Mitt Romney on Saturday, one week after the Utah GOP narrowly voted down such a measure.

A resolution to censure Romney over his votes to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trials was passed 116-97 by members of the Weber County GOP, according to County Party Secretary Jill Koford.

“The Weber County Republican Convention censures Mitt Romney for his votes to convict President Trump in two U.S. Senate impeachment trials which denied the President due process, allowed falsified evidence, did not provide adequate time for an investigation, and did not follow the U.S. Constitution which states a President may only be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors,” reads the resolution.

It also thanks Sen. Mike Lee and Reps. Chris Stewart, John Curtis, Blake Moore and Burgess Owens “for voting against the Democrats’ politically motivated articles of impeachment.”

The resolution says that voting to convict a former president “without sufficient evidence” is “unjust and unethical.”

Romney, who blamed Trump for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, has become a somewhat contentious figure within the Utah GOP. He was booed on stage at the Republican State convention on May 1, prompting Trump to call him a “stone cold loser,” but a resolution to censure Romney at the convention failed 798 to 711.

Washington County Republicans voted in favor of censuring Romney in April because of his votes to convict Trump.